The Ultimate Aliya Mustafina Tribute

This post is dedicated to my fellow Mustys out there.

1. Before we begin Aliya has to put her medals on.

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2. All set.

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3. Let’s begin.

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4. Aliya got Russia their first Olympic women’s gymnastics gold since 2000.

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She won gold on the uneven bars. She also won a bronze on floor.

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7. In April of 2011, she ripped her knee apart tearing both her ACL and MCL on vault.

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8. Most athletes take years to recover, but obviously Mustafina is not like most athletes.

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9. She has that stare.

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10. It’s basically piercing into your soul right now.

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12. She has the determination.

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14. She’s coming for your medals.

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15. But in all seriousness, it’s about elegance.

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18. Nailed it.

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19. Also, feet are not supposed to do this, but Mustafina’s do.

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20. She’s like a fucking helicopter!!

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22. And I know she gets a bad rap for always looking so serious all the time.

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23. She smiles!

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24. And is like really fun!

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25. You know, just foolin’ around with her teammates.

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26. That face!

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27. And oh yeah, there’s also this picture.

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28. So, to wrap things up, call her a diva or a sore loser or whatever you want.

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29. Because whatever. She’s the shit.

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